April 11, 2007

Minnesota pre-summer top 20 for 2008

Minnesota's class of 2008 may not have as many high major players as the last pair of Minnesota classes but this group has a heavy number of wings that will receive scholarships at the mid-major level and another huge group of guards that make this class backcourt dominated. A pair of Wisconsin Badger commits top this year's pre-summer top 20 rankings.

Arriving at who is one through 20 is quite difficult and a list like this will definitely change as players are watched against a tougher level of competition over the spring and summer. Players will improve and at the end of the summer kids will be moving up and down the list as well as on and off the list.

Some rankings are done with potential the number one idea while others take strictly on-court performance with a blind-eye to that potential. I like to combine both into Minnesota's top 20 rankings and at the top of the list is Jared Berggren. Jared is the only Minnesota junior that has multiple high major offers on the table and against other bigs in this class Jared dominates. He is headed to the Badgers as is the number two player in these rankings Jordan Taylor. Jordan has proven a clutch leader taking his team to a second place finish in state this year.

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